Hunedoara Castle | Romania

The Hunedoara Castle which is where Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned. Hunedoara Castle looks exactly the way a spooky, gothic castle is supposed to look. Nothing fairy-tale about this place.


Vlad reputedly amused himself during imprisonment by beheading mice and impaling them (probably just to keep his hand in).


This 14th century Gothic Castle was built on old Roman fortifications. It has three huge pointed towers, a drawbridge and the Castle wall was hewn out of 90-feet of solid rock by Turkish prisoners. On this sunny, hot day, many visitors were busy cooling off in the moat and river below Hunedoara. In 1974, the Castle became a museum.
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